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Shmaltz She’Brew, An All Female Brewed Imperial IPA

Shmaltz She'Brew

Shmaltz Brewing She”Brew Beer is is being released nationally, in honor of the 2nd Annual International Women’s Collaboration Day.

The brew occurred March 8th, 2015, featuring a few of craft beers amazing women, including Nikki Cavanaugh, co-founder of Rushing Duck Brewing Co.  Dora Phillip, co-owner of The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Jennifer Allen of Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service, Tara Akstull, Jaclyn Papa and Shmaltz Brewing Co. staff Brigid Clare, Liz Nagle, Amanda Gomez, Shelby Schneider, Chris Dufrain, Richie Saunders and Shmaltz Jeremy Cowan.

“International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day was created to raise awareness of women working in the beer industry and to encourage women to enjoy and embrace beer,” says Denise Ratfield, IWCBD Coordinator. “Through the efforts of hundreds of women brewing together around the world, we are achieving this goal with each successive brew. In addition to the joy of camaraderie, we gain a special satisfaction in knowing that money raised funds the Pink Boots Society scholarship program and local charities.”

The team created a triple IPA, nearly four pounds per barrel of Calypso, Citra, Crystal and Amarillo hops. Schmaltz She’Brew will be available in 22oz bottles, in select Sh’maltz markets. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pink Boots Society scholarship fund.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Calypso, Citra, Crystal, Amarillo
Malts: Flaked Oats, Maris Otter, Victory

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: April 2015

11% ABV

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Shmaltz Saint Jewbelation Sour Ale, January 9th

Shmaltz Saint Jewbelation

Shmaltz Brewing teams up again with Cathedral Square Brewery on their newest offering, a sour rye beer –Saint Jewbelation.

 A re-interpreted recipe of Shmaltz’s Monumental Jewbelation- brewed and fermented with Belgian yeast in the Show Me State of Missiouri by the expert hands of Cathedral Square Brewery – and aged in the treasured barrels previously inhabited by 2014 Funky Jewbelation. Witness, our friends, St. Jewbelation, The Third Coming of The Immaculate Collaboration. Blessings!

Shmaltz Saint Jewbelation will be available on January 9th 2015 in 25oz, corked & caged bottles. Brewery release only.

Style: American Wild Ale (Rye Beer, Barrel Aged)
Availability: 25oz Bottles, Cork finished. $20 each, 2 bottle limit.
Release: 1/9/15

9% ABV

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Shmaltz Hanukkah, Chanukah, For Hanukkah

Shmaltz Hanukkah Chanukah

Shmaltz Brewing (Clifton Park, NY) has released a beer menorah pack in the past, not one just for Hanukkah. That’s where Shmaltz Hanukkah, Chanukah Dark Ale comes in. An 8 hop, 8 malt beer for 8 crazy nights.

Come On Bubbe, Light My Fires No matter how you spell it, you now hold the official Chosen Beer of this holiday season. After 18 years of Shmaltz (and over 2000 years of Hanukkah tradition), we thought it was finally time to release a beer specifically to celebrate all the miracles of the 8 crazy nights. We hope our fermented creation will bring some light to the winter darkness and pair perfectly with the latkes and the battle royale of dreidels. Pass some Chanukah Beer over to your favorite friends and family and delight in the warming of the season.

Shmaltz Hanukkah, Chanukah will be availble in a manageable 12oz bottle.

Style: American Strong Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: TBA

8% ABV

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Shmaltz Hops in He’Brew Mixed Pack

For those who love hops and variety, comes Shmaltz Hops in He’Brew Mixed Pack. The 12’er consists of 4 beers – Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale, Hop Manna IPA, Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. and David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager.

Shmaltz Brewing Company has introduced the hoppiest lineup we have to offer in our Hops in He’brew Variety 12-pack. Hand-packed with love and care, the Hops in He’brew Variety 12 Pack boasts equal parts of Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale, Hop Manna IPA, Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. and David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager. Slingshot is also available on draft all summer long! Rejoice Hopheads, Hops in He’brew will make your wildest hop dreams a reality! Now available nationwide!

Find the new variety pack in all of Shmaltz Brewing’s current markets nationwide.

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Shmaltz Upgrades Death of a Contract Brewer

Shmaltz Brewing Company (Clifton Park, NY) released Death of a Contract Brewer Black IPA in celebration of their first brick and mortar brewery. No more contract brewing for the 17 year old craft brewery.

The first ever black IPA by Shmaltz is now being upgraded to year round status in 22oz bottles and limited draft.

“Celebrate our rebirth with Shmaltz’s first-ever black IPA, brewed with 7 malts, 7 hops and 7% abv,” says Shmaltz Brewmaster Paul McErlean. “Savor this rich, jet black IPA — overflowing with characteristics of coffee, dark chocolate, and fresh citrus with a mix of pine. Deep roasted malt flavors provide support for a bold mix of bright and bitter West Coast hops. We promise, this is one form of Death you’ll want to pour in a glass and shout L’Chaim! (to life!).”

Shmaltz’s new home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 20,000 barrels of annual capacity.

Style: Black IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Now year round.

7% ABV

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Shmaltz Big Barrel Aged Funky Jewbelation Returns

Straight off the line Shmaltz Brewing’s new facility in Clifton Park, New York is Funky Jewbelation.

Funky Jewbelation is a blend of seven different barrel aged beers. This American strong ale breaks down like this:

Jewbelation 15 (aged 18 months)
Messiah Nut Brown Ale (aged 3 months)
Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. (aged 12 months)
Reunion (aged 6 months)
Origin (aged 6 months)
Rejewvenator (aged 6 months)
Death of a Contract Brewer (Aged 4 months)

“Funky has been aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Sazarac and Willett Rye whiskey barrels. It’s a monumental blend of our favorite ales that we’ve lovingly nurtured for the past couple years. Since some of the beers were contract brewed and some brewed at our new brewery in Clifton Park, this Funky offering bridges our old life with our new. Funky Jewbelation 2014 glistens a deep ruby color with a big, tart, sour cherry flavor and a malty earth aroma. A lovely puckering is complemented by subtle hints of bourbon, charred wood, molasses and light notes of vanilla.”

Shmaltz Brewing Funky Jewbelation in all of Shmaltz markets in 22oz bottles and limited draft.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Whiskey.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. March-June.

9.4% ABV

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